Copy of the Memorial stele of Dexileos, a young man killed in battle at Corinth in 394 BC. Kerameikos. Athens. Greece. The 20 year old son of Lysanias of Thorikos, Dexileos is shown on the relief as a cavalryman slaying an adversary. The stele or relief sculpture is located on the Street of the Tombs, which is the excavated part of the ancient main road to Piraeus. Serving as a burial ground as long ago as the 12th century BC, Kerameikos located in the ancient neighbourhood of potters contains part of the ancient city walls and the Dipylon, the main gate of Ancient Athens at a junction of the Sacred Way and Panathenaic Way. It served as a burial ground for the richest and most distinguished citizens of the city.
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- Kerameikos cemetery - Athens - Greece